Feel like a kid in a candy store with these sweet recipes! From chocolate fudge to brittles, clusters to nougets, and everything in between and beyond, find recipes for your favorite candies. Perfect for parties, personal treats or a homemade gift, you'll be sure to make every sweet tooth scream with delight!

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Chocolate Bark Recipes

If you have a long gift list but are short on time, you're barking up the right tree. Rustic hunks of chocolate bark are utterly easy to make, endlessly adaptable, and just plain fun.

Candy Apples

Rating: 3.61 stars
Candy apples are a classic fall dessert that family and friends are sure to love. Use your apple-picking haul to make the ultimate Halloween treat, complete with a sticky-sweet caramel coating.

Peanut Brittle

Rating: 3.33 stars
A picture of salty-sweet perfection, brittle is surprisingly easy to make. Serve it alongside coffee or tea for dessert, and save any leftovers for snacking. Peanuts make a classic brittle, but you can substitute cashews or almonds instead.

Candied Lemon Slices

Rating: 3.06 stars
These tart treats go perfectly with Lemon Crepes and make beautiful garnishes for our Meyer-Lemon and Coconut Layer Cake.

Homemade Marshmallows

Rating: 3.72 stars
Pulling off a homemade marshmallow recipe is easier than you think. This recipe gives you perfectly gooey marshmallows. Sandwich it into a s'more, or just dip your marshmallow in hot chocolate. Friends will definitely want to know where you found the recipe!

Candied Lemon Zest

Use this candied lemon zest to decorate our Frozen Lemon Mousse.

Basic Bark

Who can resist velvety chocolate -- bittersweet, milk, or white -- topped with nuts, candy, or dried fruit? Try one of these bark variations (or experimentwith your own favorite flavors): Movie Theater Bark; Dried Cherry and Orange Peel Bark; S'mores Bark; Peppermint Bark; Lime and Macadamia Nut Bark; Pistachio, Dried Cranberry, and Toasted-Coconut Bark; Cookies-and-Cream Bark; Crackly Two-Tone Bark; Peanut Butter Swirl Bark.

Fruit Jellies

Rating: 3.81 stars
These colorful fruit jellies are simple to make and fun to eat.

Marshmallow Fudge

Mini marshmallows are melted into this dark chocolate fudge, giving it the smoothest, creamiest texture.

Penuche Fudge

Rating: 3.49 stars
Penuche boldly proffers its characteristic butterscotch and maple overtones and its comforting fudgy texture. Get the packaging how-to for the Penuche Fudge.

Dark Chocolate-Walnut Date Bar

No-bake, vegan, gluten-free—this decadent dessert has a lot going for it. Dark chocolate is layered with a crunchy-chewy mixture of walnuts, dates, and peanut butter in a loaf pan, then finished with more nuts and flaky salt.

Candied Citrus Peel

Rating: 3.17 stars
Serve as a sweet finish to a meal; dip into melted semisweet chocolate, let set, then pack as a gift; or finely chop and stir into muffin batter or scone dough.

Inspiration and Ideas

Caramel Apples

Rating: 3.23 stars

Traditional caramel-covered treats are made even better with the toppings suggested by our food editors. A sprinkling of sea salt enhances the buttery flavor of caramel apples. For a prettier presentation, use apple-tree cuttings as sticks.